2022 GMC Canyon

GMC builds some of the most sought-after midsize pickup trucks in the world. Class-topping capability, performance and technology are just a few of the reasons why people look for their pickups at Terra Nova Motors. There is no shortage of important decisions to make when a Terra Nova Motors customer is outfitting their 2022 GMC Canyon. Buyers can choose between a pair of cabin styles as well as a pair of cargo box lengths and a trio of engine options. However, the most popular features of the latest Canyon platform is its incredible capability packed into a more nimble package. Follow along with Terra Nova Motors as we guide you through the 2022 GMC Canyon options, features and available choices.

Exterior Design & Features

Broad Exterior Options

GMC pickup trucks are known for having a bold stance on the road that gives people a clue to the capability and performance that are available. The 2022 GMC Canyon is available in four trims, each one offering a unique exterior aesthetic. Elevation Standard and Elevation trims come with black-painted 18-inch wheels and a body colour-matching grille surround with black inserts. The other two available trim grades include:

  • AT4:
    • Black chrome grille and grille surround
    • Red recovery hooks
    • LED signature lights
    • 17-inch wheels wrapped in Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac tires
  • Denali:
    • Redesigned sculpted grille
    • Trim-exclusive wheels and chrome accents
    • Chrome assist steps
    • Spray-on bedliner
    • Diamond-cut machined aluminum wheels


Dimensions: 2022 GMC Canyon (Crew Cab, Short Box) 2022 GMC Canyon (Crew Cab, Long Box)
Length (mm/in) 5,395 / 212.4 5,705 / 224.6
Width (without mirrors) (mm/in) 1,887 / 74.3 1,887 / 74.3
Height (mm/in) 1,793 / 70.6 1,791 / 70.5
Wheelbase (mm/in) 3,259 / 128.3 3,569 / 140.5
Cargo Box Length (on floor) (mm/in) 1,567 / 61.7 1,880 / 74.0
Cargo Box Width (on floor) (mm/in) 1,468 / 57.8 1,468 / 57.8
Ground Clearance (mm/in) 208 / 8.2 206 / 8.1
Cargo Volume (L) 1,169 1,413
Curb Weight (kg/lbs) 1,785 / 3,936 1,887 / 4,160
Max. Payload Capacity (kg/lbs) 936 / 2,064 835 / 1,840

Cargo Box Dimensions

Convenient Cargo-Hauling

As good as the 2022 GMC Canyon looks, it is  also designed to perform, matching its rugged capability with assertive styling and confident performance. Terra Nova Motors customers can choose a version of the 2022 Canyon with as many as 13 movable cargo tie-down points. Also, the midsize pickup truck’s tailgate has been revised to be easier to open and close. Additionally, the tailgate can be locked or unlocked via the 2022 Canyon’s standard key fob.      

Specifications: Elevation Standard Elevation AT4 Denali
Extended Cab, Short Bed Length (mm/in) 1,880 / 74.0
Extended Cab, Long Bed Length (mm/in) 1,880 / 74.0 (2WD or 4WD) 1,880 / 74.0 (2WD)
Crew Cab, Short Bed Length (mm/in) 1,567 / 61.7 (2WD) 1,567 / 61.7 (2WD or 4WD) 1,567 / 61.7 1,567 / 61.7
Crew Cab, Long Bed Length (mm/in) 1,880 / 74.0 (4WD) 1,880 / 74.0 1,880 / 74.0

Interior Design & Features

Canyon Design Features

Just like each 2022 GMC Canyon trim grade offers unique exterior elements for a unique experience, each individual trim grade delivers a unique interior design. Some of the interior design choices potential buyers can expect to see will include:

  • Elevation Premium
    • Heated
    • Leather-appointed front seats
    • Heated steering wheel
    • Powered lumbar support for the driver’s seat.
  • AT4
    • Trim-exclusive embroidered logos on the front headrests
    • Available Jet Black/Kalahari upholstery colours
    • Leather-appointed leather-appointed front seats.
  • Denali
    • Perforated leather-appointed front seats
    • Unique stitching
    • Trim-exclusive Ash-Wood trim accents


Spacious & Flexible Cabin

GMC offers a spacious and flexible interior in the form of the standard Crew Cab configuration that is available on all trim grades. Not only is it capable of accommodating up to five passengers, but the rear-folding split bench seat also offers plenty of secure storage. The driver and front passenger can use a large center console for small-item storage solutions.

Peaceful Interior Experience

The 2022 GMC Canyon is built to work hard. You might need to take some time for yourself on the way home. GMC has taken the necessary steps to keep intrusive road noise outside, where it belongs. Construction upgrades like inlaid doors, triple door seals, and liquid-applied acoustic insulation all help keep the interior as quiet as possible.    

Dimensions: Extended Cab Crew Cab
Front Headroom (mm/in) 1,052 / 41.4 1,052 / 41.4
Rear Headroom (mm/in) 932 / 36.7 973 / 38.3
Front Legroom (mm/in) 1,143 / 45 1,143 / 45.0
Rear Legroom (mm/in) 727 / 28.6 909 / 35.8
Front Shoulder Room (mm/in) 1,460 / 57.5 1,460 / 57.5
Rear Shoulder Room (mm/in) 1,455 / 57.3 1,427 / 56.2
Front Hip Room (mm/in) 1,396 / 55 1,397 / 55.0
Rear Hip Room (mm/in) 1,327 / 52.2 1,354 / 53.3

Performance & Capability

2022 Canyon Engine

Don’t let the slim footprint of the 2022 GMC Canyon fool you. This is a very capable pickup and its engine menu clearly reflects that capability. The naturally-aspirated 2.5-litre, inline four-cylinder engine is standard on the Elevation Standard and Elevation models, making 200 horsepower and offering up to 1,588 kg of towing. A 3.6-litre, V-6 can be found on all trims and will produce 308 horsepower and be able to pull up to 3,175 kg. Finally, the turbo diesel power plant makes an impressive 369 pound-feet of torque, equating to nearly 3,500 kg of towing capacity. The diesel engine is an available option on the Elevation, AT4 and Denali models.

Ready For Anything

Towing capacity is a crucial metric for pickup truck buyers and we’ve already seen that the 2022 Canyon offers a lot of towing capacity across its entire lineup. However, towing safely across a broad range of conditions is just as important. GMC has made the following features available or standard equipment:

  • Integrated Trailer Brake Controller
  • Diesel Exhaust Brake
  • Automatic Locking Rear Differential
  • Duralife™ Brake Rotors
  • Trailer Sway Control


2022 Canyon AT4: Off-Road Ready

A lot of trucks claim to be built to go off-road. Not many of them can go directly from the showroom to the trails without needing to be up-fitted or otherwise modified. Some standard and available off-road support features include:

  • Goodyear DuraTrac Tires: Every 2022 GMC Canyon AT4 will come with 31-inch Goodyear DuraTrac tires, meaning the truck is ready to tackle almost any terrain conditions.
  • Off-Road Suspension Package: Buyers needing additional or enhanced off-road capability can have the Off-Road Suspension Package added.
  • Advanced Hill Descent Control: A lot of stress is put on various components when off-roading. Advanced Hill Descent Control takes some of the pressure off the truck’s brakes when going down steep grades.
  • Transfer Case Shield: A transfer case is crucial to the truck’s four-wheel drive system. The standard transfer case shield protects this critical component from damage.


Specifications: 2.5L I4 Gas 3.6L V6 Gas Turbo., 2.8L Duramax Diesel
Horsepower 200 308 181
Torque (lb-ft) 191 275 369
Max. Trailering Capacity (kg/lbs) 1,588 / 3,500 3,175 / 7,000 3,493 / 7,700
Elevation Standard Standard 2WD Available
Elevation Standard 2WD Available Available
AT4 Standard Available
Denali Standard Available


Infotainment & Connectivity Systems

Technology and connectivity are two relatively new metrics to evaluate a truck purchase and the 2022 GMC Canyon is more than ready to answer the call. A 7-inch touchscreen is standard equipment in the Elevation-branded trims, but an 8-inch touchscreen can be equipped as an option or is standard in the upper trims. All 2022 Canyon models are outfitted with the capable native GMC infotainment system.

Smartphone Support Equipment

To be sure, the GMC infotainment system is capable of performing a lot of different functions. However, it would be naive for GMC to think 2022 Canyon owners won’t bring their own smart devices with them. Some versions of the midsize truck can be equipped with a wireless charging tray in the center console and all models feature up to four charge-only USB ports.    

Popular Software Compatibility

Automotive connectivity technology has developed at an incredible pace. GMC has been very eager to integrate these software solutions into its vehicles as they become available. Some of the outside software that drivers and passengers in the 2022 Canyon can utilize include:

  • Android Auto/Apple CarPlay: Apple and Android smartphones are the two dominant platforms on Earth. Owners of the 2022 Canyon will be able to extend the phones’ functionality to the truck’s touchscreen.
  • myGMC Mobile App: Turn your compatible smartphone into a remote control for your 2022 GMC Canyon with the myGMC Mobile application. The app will allow users to send remote commands, manage the truck’s maintenance, and much more.



GMC has developed a comprehensive suite of active safety and driver assistance systems to help with defensive driving. The suite of GMC safety systems includes:

  • Rear Park Assist (Available)
  • Lane Departure Warning (Available)
  • Forward Collision Alert (Available)
  • Tire Fill Alert
  • Teen Driver System


What’s New From the 2021 GMC Canyon?

GMC hasn’t made many changes to the 2022 Canyon compared to the previous model. However, that isn’t to say the current model is a complete carryover. GMC introduced the Denali Black Edition package to enhance the experience offered by the existing Denali trim grade. The new Denali Black Edition package includes 20-inch low-gloss black wheels, black side assist steps, all-weather floor liners, and GMC gloss black exhaust tips.

2022 Canyon Model Trims

2022 GMC Canyon

Elevation Standard (2WD only)

Starting at $28,648*

Highlighted features: ● 18-inch black-painted aluminum wheels ● Body-colour grille surround ● LED fog lamps (available) ● High Elevation package (available)

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2022 GMC Canyon


Starting at $28,648*

Highlighted features: ● 18-inch black-painted aluminum wheels ● LED Fog lamps (available) ● Driver Alert package (available) ● High Elevation package (available)

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2022 GMC Canyon


Starting at $42,248*

Highlighted features: ● 4WD, with Automatic Locking Rear Differential ● Off-road suspension package ● LED fog lamps ● Wireless charging (available)

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2022 GMC Canyon


Starting at $49,448*

Highlighted features: ● 20-inch diamond-cut machined aluminum wheels ● Heated, ventilated leather-appointed front seats ● Spray-on bedliner ● Driver Alert package

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Terra Nova Motors should be your first and last place to find the latest GMC platforms, including the 2022 GMC Canyon. Our expert team can walk you through each of the important decisions you’ll need to make when outfitting your Canyon. Once all the decisions have been made and the paperwork is completed, don’t forget about regular maintenance. Schedule your new truck’s first oil change before you leave our facility.


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